Catch me!

Two Dogue de Bordeaux' enjoying the freedom of a dog park.

Two Dogue de Bordeaux' enjoying the freedom of a dog park.
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andrevondeling October 03, 2018
Great image! Thank you for joining my challenge!
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dinahumphreys May 17
Wonderful action dog photo!!!
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dinahumphreys May 17
I am your new follower!☺

Behind The Lens

This image is taken at a local dog park. We go there frequently for socialization and freedom. No leash required! And it's a great place to get action images. Lots of room to move. A Dogue de Bordeaux doesn't exactly stop on a dime!
It was late afternoon in February. Hoping for some other dogs to play with and photograph.
Lighting .. at that time of year, in Denmark, the sun hangs low and on a sunny afternoon it's like magic on fawn colors. Preset manual exposure at 1/2500 sec, f/4, ISO 400.
My Canon 7D II and a Canon 70-200mm f/4, my knees and freehand. You can't do this with a tripod and move fast enough!
I know the place well and how my dogs get when we come there. So it was really a combination of their fawn color, the magic sunlight and expecting that the dogs would play.
Increased the temp a bit and brushed some contrast and clarity into the foreground.
In my camera bag
Normally I always have my Canon 7D II with the Canon 70-200mm f/4, a 50mm f/1.4 and a Sigma 17-70mm.
Dogs are unpredictable if you don't know what to look for. Study their movement just before they go crazy. If they lower their front, just like lions before a chase, you know that somethings is about to happen. Don't chase the dogs hoping for a great images. Pick a spot, select an area where the light is good and wait for them to enter. Throwing snacks or treats will only make them walk around with their heads in the dirt.

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